Scenic Crystal/Scenic Jewel Cruise: Scenic Jewel Cruise Review by pollywaffle
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Scenic Crystal/Scenic Jewel Cruise
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
The side trips were well organised and there was plenty of choice. There was no need to spend anything once onboard unless you required laundry. We did not feel that the crew on the Jewel were as happy, the Captain did not appear very much at all and the Hotel Manager seemed to run the ship. Some of the Crew were very surly and did not engage with the passengers much. Our room was spacious and clean. The coffee/chocolate machine in the lounge was excellent. So far all good. More
However, and this was a big disappointment for us, the food! Too many buffet's with hot food being served on cold plates..even at breakfast, eggs and bacon on cold plates. Often the food in the evening was also served lukewarm. The menu was pretentious and you needed an interpreter. Many evenings we resorted to the everyday available chicken breast or steak, and we requested steamed vegetables as there was not much in the way of vegetables. We were even served tinned carrots and soup with globules of fat floating on top. Don't expect fine china either..... Less
The suite was nicely laid out, and the bed and pillows were comfortable. The bathroom and toiletries weregood. The Cabin steward on Crystal was so obliging and brought tea each morning. The same unfortunately could not be said of our steward on the Jewel.